NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - A female Belmont student was nearly kidnapped when a minivan with two men inside tried to pull her into the vehicle this weekend, Metro Police said.

The 22-year-old woman narrowly avoided being abducted while running near Sevier Park on Battlefield Drive at 1 pm on Saturday. Once reported to the police, the incident prompted the Belmont Campus Security to email students and reminded them to stay alert when off campus around the city.

One woman in the area said she is a nanny for a family in the neighborhood and was warned about the incident when she got to work Monday morning.

“Her mom actually came and spoke to me when I got into work Monday morning and told me what had happened,” says Alyssa Morgan. “And she was like, “just be a little more cautious, be a little more aware” because it was very close to their house.”

A Belmont University student is safe tonight after police say she was nearly kidnapped while out for a run in the 12 South neighborhood. News 4’s Marissa Sulek explains what happened.

The unidentified jogger described to police that a van driver pulled up alongside her when another man opened the minivan door and attempted to grab her. Police described the van as dark in color and an older model with paint peelings and blue tape on the front right headlight.

Metro police are investigating the incident.

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